CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Levine Museum of the New South is using augmented reality to walk people through history.

Guests can check out the exhibit Brooklyn: Once a City Within a City, which features an augmented reality walking tour of Charlotte's former Brooklyn neighborhood. Visitors will use a museum tablet or their smartphone to unlock videos, maps, and interactive data.

They'll also be able to use the technology to walk through historic Brooklyn schools, theaters, and homes.

It’s the second exhibit in which the museum has used AR. 

“Meeting visitors where they are and in the 21st century,” director of exhibits & programs at Levine Museum of the New South Eric Scott said. “People are always attached to their phones and there’s new technology in the museum field that is helping enrich the exhibit experience such as augmented reality.”

Levine Museum of the New South is open seven days a week in Uptown Charlotte.